Change is in the Air…

Changes seem to be in the air, both with the weather and at the Watershed Council. We are excited to welcome Eben Swain to our team as a Program Manager, in charge of the River Friendly Landscaping, Adopt-A-Stream and some… Read more

Monitoring Prosser Creek

by Heather Tone With the recent storms it’s been great to witness area lakes, reservoirs, rivers and creeks looking full again. I haven’t seen the Truckee River this high in several years and I’m happy there could possibly be lots… Read more

Jumping in to Donner Basin

by Michele Prestowitz, Program Manager Several years ago I went for a morning swim in Donner Lake with a friend. We planned to swim from Dog Beach to “Poop Rock” along the south shore. Despite being an amazing athlete, she… Read more

Environmentally Friendly Ice Melt?

by Heather Tone, Office Manager In Truckee and Tahoe, particularly during snowy winters like this year, it can be hard to avoid using ice melt on slick surfaces. Unfortunately ice melt generally isn’t so great for the environment and our… Read more

We’re Hiring!

by Erin Casey, Director of Land Use Compatibility Love the River? Come work with us! We are hiring for the 2016 River-Friendly Landscaping season. River-Friendly Landscaping helps homeowners improve water quality and protect the surrounding environment by voluntarily implementing soil… Read more

Small projects can make a huge difference

by Kathy Whitlow, Office Manager Our normally quiet “shoulder” season seems busier than ever this year. Right now, I’m trying to find time in my calendar to finish up my yard projects before the fall rain and (hopefully epic!) winter… Read more

Life: a matter of milestones, or moments?

by Kathy Whitlow, Office Manager Milestones are interesting for me. Sometimes I celebrate them. Sometimes I ignore they’re happening (like every birthday so far after 45!). But mostly, milestones are a time for reflection, gratitude and looking forward. As Rose… Read more

Involve me and I will understand

by Kathy Whitlow, Office Manager The 20th Annual Truckee River Day is Sunday, October 18, 2015. The first few Truckee River Day shirts highlighted the following Chinese proverb:“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me… Read more